Black Death Art: Plague Inspired Paintings

On December 10, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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The Black Death peaked in Europe around 1348. It killed indiscriminately, it killed swiftly, and it killed en masse. Returning in waves, by the time it had ended, it had killed more than one-third of...

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Old Anatomy Drawings: Beautifully Strange

On October 29, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Us humans have long had a fascination with our own insides. After all, we’re able to do a wide range of things that a bag of blood and squishy bits shouldn’t really be capable of....

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Cannibal Chickens Wearing Rose-Tinted Glasses

On October 8, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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This is a story of chicken farming, rose-tinted spectacles, and the fight against cannibalism. It’s a rather bleak affair to be honest, but worth knowing about. In the seedy world of early 20th-century chicken...

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The Inca Tern: Beautifully Ornate

On October 2, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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The terns are a successful group. Often sharing the same space as gulls, they are generally smaller but similar in colour and shading; they’re a handsome bunch of birds. As with most monogamous birds, the...

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Dogs Or Cats: Which Wins The Internet?

On September 17, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Today, the majority of humans have access to more data than we could ever need or want. Even just a couple of decades ago, most people had access to zero data. And no one...

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Most Accurate Coloured Model Of A Dinosaur Unveiled

On September 15, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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The colour and pattern of an animal is no accident, it helps them avoid being killed, or, conversely, helps them to hide in order to kill something else. New research into the coloring of Psittacosaurus shows that “countershading”...

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Dallol, Ethiopia: Unearthly, Deadly And Super Hot

On August 20, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Which is earth’s hottest region? People, most regularly, mention the area that has clocked up the highest recorded temperature – Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, California – reaching a dirty 56.7 °C (134 °F). Dallol, Ethiopia doesn’t normally get as much of...

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Things That Look Like Trees That Aren’t Trees

On July 4, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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“Nature abhors a vacuum,” so we’re told. Nature also abhors a mess; it likes order and patterns. It likes things to match, it likes things to be symmetrical, and it likes things to resemble trees....

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Incredible Solar-Powered Furnace In Uzbekistan

On July 4, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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The sun is really hot, and it rains that hotness down on earth all the live-long day; why not use that power? It’s a no-brainer. Nowadays, solar energy is finally coming into vogue as technology...

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Nyctosaurus Is The Strangest Creature Ever Found

On July 4, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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The dinosaurs reigned on earth for around 66 million years before being unceremoniously extinguished. To put that into perspective, humans have been hanging about for just 200,000 years. That means that dinosaurs were the Lords...

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